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Old 07-17-2010, 12:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Funf Dreisig View Post
I promise you this does NOT work with our iPhone 3Gs on our '09 X5 35d WITH the $400 iPod/USB option. I've tried it several times, including just a few minutes ago to be absolutely sure. Every time the iDrive puts up a warning "The connected USB device is not supported." and makes the USB option un-selectable. OTOH our X5 happily plays the exact same music off of a USB memory stick plugged into that same USB port.

Using the iPhone's sync cable plugged into the USB port in our center console will charge the iPhone and let us use all the apps BUT it does NOT provide ANY audio to the X5 sound system. IOW it provides the exact same functionality of plugging the same cable into a $30 USB 12V adapter. YMMV in later models.
Doesn't work that way in the 2011 models either. It may work only with an iPod (not iPhone) - I only have an iPhone though.

I'll retry the USB option, but from my last test, I couldn't really discern the difference between the USB stick and the iPod.
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